Richard Leacock

Richard Leacock

Director, Producer, Director of photography, Camera Operator, Editor

BIO

Richard Leacock was a British-born documentary film director and one of the pioneers of Direct Cinema and Cinéma vérité.

Birthday

July 18, 1921

Place of birth

London, United Kingdom

Known for

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A Stravinsky Portrait

This documentary follows composer and conductor Igor Stavinsky at his home in California, in Lond... Read more

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6.5

Shake! Otis at Monterey

Renowned documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker captures Otis Redding in his ascendancy, singing a... Read more

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1 P.M.

Lighter and livelier than the films Jean-Luc Godard had made in France, his U.S. collaboration wi... Read more

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Lambert & Co.

Jazz vocalist Dave Lambert auditions a new group of singers at RCA Studios in 1964. Read more

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Adventures on the New Frontier

A look at the daily business of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with a focus on some of the polit... Read more

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8.5

Integration Report 1

A documentary chronicling the civil rights struggles of the late 1950s. Read more

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9.5

Frames of Reference

An educational physics film utilizing a fascinating set consisting of a rotating table and furnit... Read more